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If Comcast Deal Happens, How Would DWA and Illumination Co-Exist? If the $3 billion-plus acquisition goes through, will Chris Meledandri do for DWA-Illumination what John Lasseter has ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Feature Set for 2017 Bow

My Little Pony is returning to the big screen, with Hasbro and Lionsgate announcing My Little Pony: The Movie will ride into theaters Nov. 3, 2017. Meghan McCarthy, exec producer of ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Wings to Malaysia’s HyppTV

Turner Broadcasting’s Boomerang has launched in Malaysia on HyppTV, with a two month free preview available as of August 1. Available in both English and Bahasa Malaysia, the ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Season 5 Hoofs it to Discovery Family

An all-new season of Hasbro Studios’ smash hit animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic will debut on Discovery Family on April 4 with two back-to-back premiere episodes ... Continue Reading →
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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1, Marvel Top Growing Comics Market

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the best-selling comic book published in 2014 based on total unit sales to comic book specialty retailers, according to Diamond Comic ... Continue Reading →
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Original ‘MLP’ Feature, ‘Care Bears’ Set Rock Home Video

It’s a color-jammed 1980s flashback week in animated home video releases, with the arrival on disc of a new My Little Pony feature film and a new Care Bears collection. My Little ... Continue Reading →
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Brand Licensing Europe 2014

Colorful characters from around the world will convene in London for the annual L&M confab. This year marks the 16th edition of Brand Licensing Europe, taking place October 7-9 ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub to Become Discovery Family Oct. 13

It’s official — TV network The Hub will transform into Discovery Family effective Oct. 13. According to Discovery, the network will broaden its programming focus to serve families ... Continue Reading →
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SPA Buys ‘Medusa’; Lauren Faust to Director

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden, titled Medusa, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Network Ponyfies ‘Maleficent’ for Villain Event

What on Earth did people amuse themselves with before the YouTube video mashup? To celebrate its bad guy focused Villiantine’s Day Marathon this Friday, May 23, the creative whizzes ... Continue Reading →